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EUROPEAN FORENSIC GENETICS Network of Excellence

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285487

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 187 320,61

  • EU contribution

    € 6 613 680

Coordinated by:

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

Objective

The EUROFORGEN-NoE proposal aims to develop a network of excellence for the creation of a European Virtual Centre of Forensic Genetic Research. Forensic genetics is a highly innovative field of applied science with a strong impact on the security of citizens. However, the genetic methods to identify offenders as well as the creation of national DNA databases have caused concerns to the possible violation of privacy rights. Furthermore, studies to assess the societal dimension of security following the implementation of even more intrusive methods such as the genetic prediction of externally visible characteristics are highly relevant for their public acceptance. The network includes some of the leading groups in European forensic genetic research. It aims to create a closer integration of existing collaborations, as well as establishing new interactions in the field of security, as all key players are addressed: scientists, stakeholders, end-users, educational centres and scientific societies. Only if a long-term collaborative network can be established it will become possible to connect all scientific groups active in the field of forensic genetics, and to initiate a sustained effort covering all aspects of research. These efforts have to be combined with identifying and selecting the most innovative ideas to meet the challenges of analyzing biological crime scene samples compromised by degradation or indentified as mixtures of traces from multiple human sources. The proposal integrates five working packages. WP 1 is devoted to management and coordination. WP 2 will lead the activities aimed at the creation of the virtual centre of research. WP 3 will carry out exemplar projects as models of collaboration and integration of cutting edge research, later complemented by a competitive call for new research projects. The societal dimension of security as well as the ethical and legal aspects wil be addressed in WP 4, whereas WP 5 is devoted to education and training.

Coordinator

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Address

Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 087 862,16

Administrative Contact

Renate Peter (Ms.)

Participants (17)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 673 831

NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 539 919

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 19 102

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 681 195

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 414 927

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 454 292

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 289 907

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 243 866

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 512 785

Epiontis GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 996

GABO:MI GESELLSCHAFT FUR ABLAUFORGANISATION:MILLIARIUM MBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 284 444,68

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 570 849

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 128 000

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 102 121

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 128 000

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 25 879

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 107 704,16

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285487

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 187 320,61

  • EU contribution

    € 6 613 680

Coordinated by:

KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany